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Starla is a brown tabby, about 6 years old who loves to curl up on laps and enjoys play sessions. She likes other cats, is spayed and FIV/FeLV negative, the Stafford SPCA says.

Starla is a brown tabby, about 6 years old who loves to curl up on laps and enjoys play sessions. She likes other cats, is spayed and FIV/FeLV negative, the Stafford SPCA says.

The following pets are among those available for adoption at Fredericksburg-area animal shelters.



Benny, shepherd mix, 11 years old, neutered, loving

Titan, Rottweiler, 8 years old, neutered, affectionate

Cashmere, Basenji mix, 5 years old, spayed, friendly

Honey Combs, Shar Pei, 7 years old, spayed, laid back

Ariel, pug–beagle, 5 years old, spayed, sweet

Orion, shorthair tabby, 4 years old, spayed, brown, lovable

Bombai, shorthair cat, 2 years old, spayed, black, outgoing

Vladimir, shorthair tabby, 8 years old, neutered, orange, sweet

Davenport, tuxedo shorthair, neutered, 4 years old, black/white

(Open house first Saturday of each month at PetSmart, Central Park; second Saturday at Petco, Plank Road; third Saturday at PetSmart, South Gateway Drive; and fourth Saturday at Petco, Worth Avenue, Stafford.)


540/658-7387;; look for link to Animal Control Department. From there, click on Adopting an Animal.

Juggie, pit bull, male, brown/white

Patty, hound mix, female, tricolor

Amber, hound mix, female, tan and white

Tuggs, Mastiff–Great Dane, male, black/white

Winston, terrier mix, male, brown

Iggy, beagle mix, male, black/white

Sully, pit bull, neutered, blue

Leeloo, Catahoula mix, female, brown

Cats and kittens also available



Juliet, terrier mix, female, red coat, brown eyes, housebroken

Romeo, Treeing Walker Coonhound mix, neutered, housebroken

Solomon, Rottweiler, 5 years old, neutered, handsome, playful

Callista, tortoiseshell, 4 years old, spayed, cute, affectionate

Starla, tabby, spayed, 6 years old, brown, beautiful, love bug

Kingston, shorthair tuxedo, neutered, 1 year old, snuggler

Bella, female cat, spayed, beautiful soft gray coat

Skittles, Green Cheeked Conure bird, young male, medium-sized



Sandy, Labrador mix, spayed, 1–2 years old

Lilac, Pointer mix, 2 years old, spayed

Angel, Walker Hound, 5–7 years old, female

Lillian, Labrador mix, 4 years old, spayed

Bruce, pit bull, 5 years old, male

Sally, hound, spayed, 5 years old

Delilah, pit bull, female, 2 years old

Bones, hound, male, 3 years old

Ralphina, shorthair cat, 7 years old, spayed

Kramer, shorthair cat, 9 years old, neutered



Lennox, boxer mix, black and white, male, friendly

June, pit bull mix, red and white, female, friendly

Sunny Girl, boxer–pit bull, female, puppy, tan, friendly

Sam, pit bull mix, black and white, male, smart

Chloe, husky mix, black and tan, good with other dogs

Cats, kittens and barn cats, longhairs, shorthairs, tabbies, torties and calicos available

COUNTRY CATS RESCUE INC. (Spotsylvania County Feline Rescue Group)


Gracey, shorthair Russian Blue mix, female, friendly

Lil Blue, shorthair Russian Blue mix, male kitten, playful

Fatso, shorthair male, black, easy-going

Mittens, shorthair. female, black/white tuxedo, affectionate

Lizzy, shorthair tabby, female, gray, playful

Gypsy, longhair, female, adult, black, beautiful

Cece, shorthair female, white with black spots, shy

Wizard, shorthair male tabby, brown/white, cute

Charlie, shorthair Siamese–Manx, male, sweet

Frosty, shorthair, white, male, friendly

Kittens, males and females

Barn cats, males and females

(Adoptions are held at PetSmart and Tractor Supply Company. Event schedule on website.)



Vander, Siberian husky, 1 year old, male, red/white

Shari, Siberian husky, 4 years old, female, white, easy

Dowdy, black tabby, 3 years old, male, loveable

Monique, shorthair cat, 2 years old, female, black, snuggler

Whitfield, tabby cat, 5 years old, male, buff and white, gymnast

Judy, shorthair cat, 2 years old, female, calico, acrobat

Sonia, shorthair cat, 5 years old, female, brown tabby, sweet

Colema, shorthair cat, female, 2 years old, gray, gorgeous

Rosenthal, Siamese mix, 5 years old, male, white and black, elegant

Zempo, shorthair tabby, 5 years old, male, orange and white, loving

(Pet Harbor Rescue and Referral is a Siberian husky and cat rescue. Adoption events are held at Massaponax PetSmart.)



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